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Religious School

Our on-island member families have access to our year-round, tuition-free religious school.  The school provides a weekly Jewish learning experience including Hebrew language class for students in Grades 3 – 6 and b’nai mitvah preparation.  We are committed to honoring each child’s unique learning style and each family’s differences.

For more information about the religious school, please contact Karel Greenberg or Joy Margolis, Vice-Presidents Religious School, through shayam@comcast.net.

Summer Camp and Israel Programs

Jewish summer camp endeavors to enrich and transform lives by strengthening Jewish identity, teaching Jewish knowledge, instilling Jewish values, and cultivating lifelong friendships.  Israel travel programs provide another dynamic experience to explore connections to Israel.  On-island member families with a child enrolled in the religious school can also apply for a scholarship when that child attends a Jewish summer camp program or an organized Israel trip. For more information about the scholarship program, please contact Francine Balling, Treasurer, through shayam@comcast.net. For more information about other Jewish summer camp scholarships, please visit www.jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camper.

Speaker Program

From June through August, we often have speakers present after Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat services.   Our speaker program began in 1983 shortly after our founding.  Since then, we have brought over 240 high-calibre individuals spanning fields as varied as politics, law, media, theatre, music and food.

Past speakers have included: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Gov. Madeline Kunin, Cong. Nita Lowey, Amb. Norman Eisen, Amb. Michael Oren, Chaim Potok, David Rubinstein, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, Carl Bernstein, Thomas Friedman, Deborah Lipstadt,  William Kristol and Chuck Todd.

For more information about upcoming speakers, please see our full schedule and Blue Sheet.

Adult Education

We present online educational programs and events on a variety of topics regularly throughout the off-season.  During the summer season, we hold in-person the Leonard Greenberg Memorial Scholar-in-Residence weekend.  Past scholars have included: Dr. Joel Hoffman, Prof. Sam Kassow, Prof. Kenneth W. Stein, and Dr. Daniel Gordis.

If you have any suggestions regarding future programs, please contact Esta-Lee Stone, Vice-President Adult Education, through shayam@comcast.net.

For more information about upcoming speakers, please see our full schedule and Blue Sheet.  You can also view videos of past programs.

Study Sessions

We hold in-person study sessions during the season with our Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor. These sessions are held on certain Saturday mornings and during the High Holy Days. We also hold a special study session on Yom Kippur afternoon.

For more information about upcoming study sessions, please see our full schedule and Blue Sheet.

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